Monday: Core Synergistics, I WILL own you. Tonight was sooooooooo much better than last week. Like, exponentially better. I’ve figured out modifications for the hard stuff I can’t manage (read: pushups), and did those until my arms burned. CORE SYNERGISTICS.
Tuesday: 3 tough miles home in the heat. I’m developing a serious stop at the bodega, buy a Powerade habit. I feel bad for spending the money on something with basically no nutritional or recovery value AND ALSO for the fact that I only go to the bodega when I’m ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING, but not bad enough to stop. I chugged the liter of cold and delicious “grape” on the way to the garden.
Wednesday: So I had good intentions of catching the 3:48 bus home and doing Shoulders & Arms before Shane got home from work. Instead I missed the dang bus – after running for the morning bus in absurd platform sandals – and so walked home in said absurd sandals. Which is to say that I walked 1.25 miles in absurd sandals, and an additional 1 mile barefoot. After that, I felt justified in literally putting up my feet and skipping a night with Tony, even if it meant back to back punishing workouts over the weekend.
Thursday: A totally lovely day, and 5 miles home on a new route. True to form, it all got easier after mile 3, though I still stopped for a Powerade during my cool-down.
Friday: Woke up feeling iffy, so went back to bed for a few hours. By late morning, I felt well enough to spend some quality time outside, followed by a quality hour in the basement with Tony and the Shoulders & Arms crew. I learned the meaning of lifting til failure, and wrote down a few WOWs on my worksheet when I finished exercises I couldn’t manage during 30DS. A good, good workout. I even managed half of Ab Ripper X!
Saturday: 6.5 miles at 7:30 am while Shane, Orin, and Derek slept in. It was warm. I was really, really tired. I meant to go 7 miles, but was happy with what I managed, and then ate the hell out of a Veggie Delight. I’m really liking this Saturday morning run, breakfast at Afternoon Delight, trip to the Farmers’ Market routine we’re in.
Sunday: SHOULD be the day of rest, but instead I did Legs & Back. This workout is hard, guys, especially since my legs were still aching from yesterday’s run. I did my best, switched out the bands for the pull-down bar, and sweat through three rags in my 60 minutes. No Ab Ripper X. Sorry, Tony.
This next week marks the end of Phase 1. I had planned on jumping right into Phase 2 since we’ll be on vacation the following week, but instead I think I’m going to stick with the program and start Phase 2 when we get back from our trip. And with that, I’m going to go fall over.